How you can echo MLK's call to action

Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke often about the power of service to improve lives and lift up neighborhoods and communities.

And, he called on everyone to pitch in.

We're giving our online readers two ways to do that:

Fill a need: Several groups in Columbia and around the state have set up community service projects as part of National Service Day, on Monday's King Holiday - from neighborhood cleanups to food drives. Want to volunteer? Browse any requests left in the comment form below this story, or click here to find local opportunities.

Post a need: If your organization - school, church, nonprofit group - needs volunteers or donations, post them, with contact information for your organization, using the comment form at the end of this story. We also run a list in our Thursday Neighbors editions (online at thestate.com/neighbors).